On May 10, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies continued their advance on positions of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and its allies in northwestern Hama.
Following the previous advances in Qala’at Al-Madiq, Afamia, Tuwaynah and Tal Hawash, government troops engaged militants in several points along the contact line in the area. According to pro-government sources, the SAA nad its allies are going to develop their advance in the eastern part of the al-Ghab Plains.
Hama-Idlib Operation Idlib Dawn – SAA Forward Line Own Troops (FLOT) yesterday, Note location of TSK OP T-10 at https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fc0206b9e6ba03b4e94545601eee55b0285ea286c5b84833237ddf353ddc15fc.jpg GRID 635 E, 300 N. SAA need to “pass thru ” to continue north and dominate ridgeline overlooking al-Ghab /Orontes river basin. No update yet on eastward thrust thru al-Hobayt-Khan Sheikhoun ?
Yeah my thought was they’ll liberate Khan Sheikhoun and create a pocket south of it to clear that after. If they succeed and recapture al Ghab as well that would be a major success. Chances are things will develop fast after that